Picture books with faith and philoxenia
The Saint Nicholas Day Snow
The Saint Nicholas Day Snow book cover
Many Ways to Celebrate St. Nicholas
Shoes or stockings? Horse or sleigh? Does St. Nicholas visit on December 6 or on Christmas Eve? Will a little girl’s prayer be answered? When Elizabeth has to stay at Catherine’s house, she’s worried about her grandmother, and worried that St. Nicholas won’t find her. The grownups, though, are worried about snow.
Learn about St. Nicholas with stories and other resources.

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is available on Amazon or in our webstore.

A Celebration of Easter in the Orthodox Church
Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards

Catherine doesn’t like vegetables. She doesn’t like naps. She doesn’t like it when her mom combs her hair. She loves hot dogs, chocolate cake, and her best friend, Elizabeth. Most of all, she loves Pascha! Pascha, the Orthodox Christian Easter, is celebrated in the middle of the night, with processions and candles and bells and singing. And Catherine insists that she’s not a bit sleepy.

Learn about Pascha history, traditions, crafts, and recipes.

Catherine’s Pascha is available on Amazon or in our webstore.

Catherine’s Pascha
Catherine's Pascha book cover
Charlotte’s Blog
Picture books with faith and philoxenia
Pascha gifts during a pandemic

Pascha gifts during a pandemic

The social distancing that is being asked of all of us is providing a quiet and somber Lent. But you still need Pascha gifts for the little ones you love. You don't want to go to the mall. And, as you may have heard, Amazon may not be stocking non-essential items....

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Lent for families with special needs

Lent for families with special needs

I can tell Lent is coming. I’ve heard the stories of Zacchaeus, and the Publican and the Pharisee, and the Prodigal Son. I’ve been warned about the sheep and the goats. I’ve done some serious menu planning, to make sure we use up the foods that we aren’t going to eat...

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